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Graffiti related to the Brazilian national football team, striker Neymar and the 2018 World Cup, in  Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Fabio Teixeira/AFP/Getty Images

On a drizzly winter afternoon there are few workers visible on the construction site that will eventually become the metro station serving Congonhas, (...)

Night’s Candles are Burnt Out by Seán Keating (1928-1929). On loan to the ESB with kind permission of Gallery Oldham, UK

When Inti Guerrero, the curator of EVA International 2018, made an exploratory visit to Limerick to get a sense of what kind of exhibition he might ma(...)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva greets supporters during a rally in Francisco Beltrao, Parana state, Brazil, on Monday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

The campaign convoy of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was hit by gunfire on Tuesday night in the latest escalation of increasingly fraught(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: his Workers Party has vowed to launch his candidacy regardless of Wednesday’s decision.  Photograph: Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Efforts by former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to avoid prison and return to power were dealt a severe blow on Wednesday when an appeals(...)

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: Biggest vote getter for the Workers Party.   Photograph: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg

Brazil’s year of political uncertainty gets under way on Wednesday when an appeals court will decide whether to uphold the conviction for corruption o(...)

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year. Photograph: iStock

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed(...)

OCI president Sarah Keane: “The board is uncomfortable with the situation. I think we’ve already come out and made our sentiments clear about that.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

As the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) continue to make wholesale changes to the way the organisation is governed and constituted, legacy issues cont(...)

Brazil

It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Pat Hickey has been charged with ticket-touting, criminal organisation, larceny, ambush marketing, money laundering and tax evasion in Brazil. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Brazilian prosecutor handling the case against former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey has accused him of using the Brazil proceedi(...)

A demonstrator sits in front of a line of Bolivarian National Guard officers in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Nathalie Sayago/EPA

Five people were reported dead in protests in Venezuela to mark a general strike called by the opposition to protest government plans to rewrite the S(...)

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